June 25, 2014
Ahhh, the Bloody Mary, an Austinite's lifeblood, that beverage that helps us roll out of
bed as visions of bacon and crisp celery (and corn dogs?) dance in our head. There's
the confidence that it will somehow revive us from all those Two Steps we had at
the White Horse last night because... well, it's made with vegetables. Note: in this
context, the word "ridiculous" refers to next-level recipes and unique flavor profiles as
much as it refers to outlandish bouquets of fried accoutrements.
7. Swift's Attic Downtown
The MYO-Bloody Mary Bar thing is nothing new, but Swift's Attic makes the cut on the
strength of their spread. For around $7, you get a glass of vodka and full access to:
two types of Bloody mix, 17-ish types of hot sauce, regular olives, stuffed olives,
pickled okra, carrots, banana peppers, celery, lemon and lime wedges, spices,
horseradish, green beans, pearl onions, jalapeños, cheese cubes, and, most
importantly, bacon and a type of cylindrical meat stick. MMM... meat sticks.